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John A. Parnell, PhD
University of North Alabama 

John Parnell is a professor of management and Eminent Scholar of Business at the University of North Alabama. He completed his BSBA, MBA, and MAEd degrees at East Carolina University, his EdD at Campbell University, and his PhD at the University of Memphis. Dr. Parnell’s academic career includes multiple institutions, including serving as the Belk Chair of Management at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNC-Pembroke) and as professor and head of the Department of Marketing & Management at Texas A&M University–Commerce. He has received numerous awards for teaching, scholarship, and service, including the H. M. Lafferty Distinguished Faculty Award at A&M–Commerce in 2002 and the Adolph Dial Award for Scholarly & Creative Activity at UNC-Pembroke in 2005, the Peter
Vaill Award for Service in 2006 and 2016, and the Spirit of Inquiry Award from the John William Pope Center for Higher education Policy in 2011. Dr. Parnell also served as interim dean of the UNC-Pembroke School of Business in 2014–2015.


Dr. Parnell is a recognized authority in the field, having published more than 250 articles, cases, proceedings, books, and chapters in strategic management and related fields. His work appears in leading journals, including the Academy
of Management Learning and Education, British Journal of Management, Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Small Business Management, and Management Decision. Dr. Parnell is a co-author of Crisis Management: Leading in the New Management Landscape. He also serves on several academic journal editorial boards and consults on issues related to strategic management. He has also appeared frequently as a guest, discussing issues related to business and competitiveness, on SiriusXM’s Wilkow Majority.

Dr. Parnell has lectured at many institutions abroad, including Anáhuac University and the EGADE Business School in Mexico, Chung Yuan Christian University in Taiwan, Yangtze Normal University, and China University of Geosciences in Beijing. He was also a Fulbright Scholar in Cairo, Egypt, in 1995.

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